The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a federal agency funding state, territory, local, and tribal organizations to provide family assistance (welfare), child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families. Actual services are provided by state, county, city and tribal governments, and public and private local agencies. ACF assists these organizations through funding, policy direction, and information services.
Serial publications: Children Today (magazine), Child Support Report, Head Start Bulletin, and Child Care Bulletin--For State and local social service agencies, policy makers, educators, and the general public.
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